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White Pass Sees Huge Snowfall After Closure

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YAKIMA, WA. -- One business is happy to see this recent stormy weather. That's even in spite of some 70 mile an hour winds at White Pass that led them to close the slopes Friday.

Officials at White Pass are happy to see winter weather for one reason; snow. Friday the slopes closed around noon because of heavy winds. The gusts were so strong the General Manager told NBC Right Now that they were the strongest he's ever felt coming from the Yakima Valley.

But Saturday is a different story. The wind has died down and a huge storm bringing the most snow of the season has followed. So far the storm has dumped a foot of snow on the summit in the past 24-hours alone and it doesn't look like its going to slow down anytime soon.

"It's been obviously a very dry December. But this is perfect," Kevin McCarthy, General Manager of White Pass said. "Of course unfortunately, or fortunately, storms come in as storms and with it is wind sometimes and that's just nature of the beast. But this is good for everybody."

This is the snow that White Pass has been waiting for. If you're planning a trip there remember to drive safe.

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